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CHARLES G. ADDISON, ESQ. The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple
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Onunn DK Damascus,* and he entered the sacred courts to the sound of *!P^ÌW! martial music, and with his banners streaming in the wind. The Beit Alhih, " the Temple of the Lord," was then again consecrated to the service of one God and his prophet Mahomet ; the walls and pavements were washed and purified with rosewater ; and a pulpit, the labour of Noureddin, was erected in the sanctuary.+ The following account of these transactions was forwarded to Henry the Second, king of England. " To the beloved Lord Henry, hy the grace of God, the illustrious king of the English, doke of Normandy and Gnienne, and count of Anjou, Brother Terric, formerly Grand Preceptor of the house of the Temple A T JÉRUSALEM , sendeth greeting,— salvation through him who saveth kings. " Know that Jerusalem, with the citadel of David, hath been surrendered to Saladin. The Syrian Christians, however, have the custody of the holy sepulchre up to the fourth day after Michaelmas, and Saladin himself hath permitted ten of the brethren of the Hospital to remain in the house of the hospital for the space of one year, to take care of the sick Jerusalem, alas, hath fallen; Saladin hath caused the cross to be thrown down from the summit of the Temple of the Lord, and for two days to be publicly kicked and dragged in the dirt through the city. He then caused the Temple of the Lord to be washed within and without, upwards and downwards, with rosewater, and the law of Mahomet to be proclaimed throughout the four quarters of the Temple with wonderful clamour. . . ."% Bohadin, Saladin's secretary, mentions as a remarkable and * Saladin ot mandé» Damas por eue rose usees por le Temple laver .. . il avoir quatre chamiex ou cinq tous chargies.—Coutin, hist. Bell. Sner. col. G21. t ItohtvHn, cap. xxxvi, and the extracts from Ahulf&ia. apud Sckuìten»7 cup. χχνϋ. p. 4SÎ, 43« /Vn Atattyr, Michnud, Extrait» Arabes. t llavedtn. annal, apud rer. Angl. script, post Bedani, p. 646, 646.

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